A&P Portraits with my 200 f/2

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I spent the afternoon walking around Piedmont Park here in Atlanta and wanted to take some portraits. The photos are with my D700 and 200mm f/2.0 VR

    Everything is taken wide open, of course.

    Let me know what you guys think.

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  2. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Pretty cool, but me thinks you better chase everyone down and get model release forms :rofl:
     
  3. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Pretty much only need those if you're going to be using them for marketing since these were taken in a public place.
     
  4. EWhytsell

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    NP, the spinning laughing head at the end was kinda saying I was joking, but oh well.

    BTW did anyone grab you and question you? On more than one occasion I've had dudes chase me down wanting to know if I took their photo at the local zoo. Maybe people are just paranoid around here though. Still I point my camera at my family and zoo animals.
     
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    Damn. This makes me wish I carried my 200 f/2.8 around more. Maybe I'll start. (Yes, I know it's not quite the same thing...)

    Any trouble with the people? Or did they not notice you pointing a big-ass optic at them?
     
  6. Girth

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    Nice! :cool:

    you weren't afraid to get your ass beaten and the lens tooken from you shooting random black folks? :noes:
     
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    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    look at the bokeh, its great. I like #5 the most
     
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    I see they have hipsters in Atlanta too, huh?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    14's a winner
     
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    17 and 19 :rofl: :bowrofl:
     
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    Awesome shots dude, more like street photography, amirte or am i right?
     
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    Fuck, you live in the ghetto or something? rofl
     
  13. xenon supra

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    Unfortunately the lens draws a LOT of attention. Was asked about it's price 3-4 times and was approached 10-15 times saying "wow, thats a big lens" - the good part is I booked 2 portrait sessions without showing a single sample. :rofl:

    It was daylight and a friend of mine was with me, I wouldn't walk the same path alone in the dark.

    Unfortunately my girlfriend hasn't stopped bothering me about getting a dog since I took that one. :ugh:

    Oh yeah

    My favorite as well. Thanks.

    Thank you, yes, I guess it's street photog. I want to go downtown soon and do some similar shots.

    Not really ghetto at all honestly. Just some interesting people.
     
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    they must be straight up africans, those guys hold hands like its the norm
     
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    13 looks like his head is on backwards :eek3:
     
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    holy shit :rofl:
     
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    I don't wanna sound like a noob but how do you focus on more than one person without making the other people you wanna keep in focus, out of focus?
     
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    how many of them knew you were taking photos of them? I just think i'd be a little curious as to why someone was taking photos of me if I was on the other end of the camera.
     
  20. Gvidon

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    About #19 I don't know how many focus points he had selected when he took that picture, but i am guessing it was done with just one point, just focus on one person, and since they were walking next to each other and they all ended up being in focus because they were within the focus distance from each other.
     
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    This is not the time or the place for your Gestapo semantics. Additionally, it's less street photography than portraiture, due to the extreme amount of subject isolation. Street photography relies heavily on presenting the context in which the subject appears and interacts with the surrounding environment, which has been mostly removed through isolation.
     
  22. Gvidon

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    That does not remove the fact that these were taken on public streets, parks. So what if the background is all blur and you can barely make out anything? If it does not show the surrounding environment that does not mean its not there. Look at picture #1 for example, he did not just sit there to have picture taken unlike the #18.

    Candid shots of people in the daily grind, i call it street photography, you can call it adios babaganush.
     
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